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Metal Pressing Equipment FAQ - Learn How it Works and Its Benefits with VX LLC

Metal pressing, also known as stamping, is a specialized manufacturing process used to convert flat metal sheets into specific shapes. The process can include several metal-forming techniques, such as blanking, punching, piercing, bending, and more.

Metal pressing is used in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, medical, agricultural, construction, appliance manufacture, and more. With the evolving technology, innovation, and global markets, there is a growing need for large quantities of quickly-produced parts, both simple and complex.

Here are some common questions about metal pressing equipment:

Advantages of Metal Pressing

Metal pressing serves as a fast and cost-effective solution for large-quantity manufacturing needs.

Manufacturers who require metal parts stamped for a project generally look for four essential things: low cost, high quality, durability, and quick turnaround time.

Metal pressing can reduce production waste by reshaping metal instead of cutting pieces off and discarding them.

Examples of Metal Pressing Techniques

Flattening Metal: This can be done to either smooth out an object or make it thinner at one point.

Swaging Rounded Metal: It makes a workpiece thinner, similar to flattening, but usually applies to wires rather than sheet metal. Swaging wires narrow one end so it fits into openings more easily.

Piercing Metal: The tool and die from a sheet metal stamping machine will puncture all the way through. This creates openings that can be used to connect multiple workpieces.

Coining Metal: Instead of punching a small hole in a piece of metal, the sheet metal stamping machine’s tool and die will press the sheet metal into a specific shape.

How Does Metal Pressing Work?

Metal pressing is a process that takes a massive tool and die, puts it into a machine that exerts several tons of force very quickly, and then uses them to press metal objects into the desired shape.

Because metal pressing works on cold metal pieces that haven’t been rendered malleable, they rely on extreme force to get the job done.

Some machines can exert up to 80 tons of force, allowing them to create complex shapes with precision and speed.

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